Byron Baer

Byron Baer DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Byron BaerDEMDemocrat American politician
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Age at Death1929-2007
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Years of Experience
NJResidence (state)

Byron M. Baer (October 18, 1929 – June 24, 2007) was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey who served in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature. He served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1972 to 1993 and in the State Senate from 1994 to 2005, where he represented the 37th Legislative District. In the early 1970s, Baer was the primary author of New Jersey's Sunshine Law, and was an advocate of open government throughout his legislative career.

Education5 - 5 of 3
Columbia University
Cornell University
New York University
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Assistant Minority Leader
New Jersey General Assembly
1986 - 89
Senator
New Jersey State Senate
1994 - 2005
Democratic Senate Leader Ex-Officio
New Jersey State Senate
2002 - 2003
Minority Leader Pro Tempore
New Jersey State Senate
1996 - 2001
Special Senate Liason
1995
Assemblymember
New Jersey General Assembly
1972 - 1993
Minority Leader Pro Tempore
New Jersey General Assembly
1992 - 1993
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
1992
Deputy Speaker
New Jersey General Assembly
1991
Associate Assembly Leader
New Jersey General Assembly
1990
Former Senate Leader Ex-Officio
New Jersey State Senate
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
National Association of Jewish Legislators
National President
1994 - 1996
Hudson River Waterfront Planning Commission
1979
National Consumer Congress
Board of Directors
1973 - 1976
Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
2002 - 2004